Prairie Pal

Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003

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Prairie Pal: oh my god....it's full of stars!

Clint thank you for getting that!!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:58 UTC

oh my god....it's full of stars!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies

There are other DYI solutions that are way better at little or no cost. Get this crap post out of here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 01:53 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

My thanks to the author. Very well paced and clearly explained.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 23:41 UTC as 61st comment
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random78: It might be the engineering team but these were typical marketing answers. Standard responses like "DX and FX are equally important to us", "we don't see DX as consumer and FX as professional", but "we won't talk about whether we are working on a high-end APS-C model". Similarly "our quality control is great and we don't feel the need for AF tuning on D5000/D3000 type bodies", even though the higher end bodies which should have at least as good if not better quality control do have this feature. etc. Not unexpected at all of course. Canon/Nikon rarely reveal anything about their product plans. Perhaps the only thing of substance was the admission that we were slow on D600 response and learnt from it.

RANDOM: "Perhaps the only thing of substance was the admission that we were slow on D600 response."....Admission was they're only option here, anything less would have ignited another rage of wildfires from the readers. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
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Prairie Pal: Rather than this piece of conceptual art, I would rather see 3rd parties offering compact affordable flashes for MFT and cords for off camera ttl. About the size of the Nikon SB400. I hate those tiny kit flashes that draw from the camera battery.

It works but its much bigger than I want, and not that cheap...in Canada anyway ($335). It is more affordable than Olympus speedlites. I had the Nissin di466 for MFT and that was just too big too (I want to use a MFT flash on my Olympus compact XZ-2 as well...which works)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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Glen Barrington: Well THAT was a big pile of nothing, that makes me MORE concerned about Nikon's future, not less. It has been my experience that when I get that much meaningless doublespeak, somebody is hiding something.

After that I am ever more confident with my gradual migration from all things Nikon after 35 years. Hiding behind the "interlocutors" is just another brick in the wall that Nikon is building between themselves and the consumer. I went from confused to amused to disgusted and finally angry. They're either arrogant or they are too ashamed to admit they are completely lost.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 04:34 UTC

Rather than this piece of conceptual art, I would rather see 3rd parties offering compact affordable flashes for MFT and cords for off camera ttl. About the size of the Nikon SB400. I hate those tiny kit flashes that draw from the camera battery.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: How hard can it be to design an endoscope? It's basically a GoPro attached to a rubber hose.

@Photoman- butt I'm talking about a smaller gentler version. :) I guess I'm just wondering why everyone from Casio to Ricoh hasn't thrown their hat into the ring with cheap alternatives, like single use cameras. I'm only guessing, but I would think that the cost to sterilize the unit between exams is pretty steep as would be the cost of materials needed to withstand the heat during the cleaning process.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

How hard can it be to design an endoscope? It's basically a GoPro attached to a rubber hose.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 22:27 UTC as 11th comment | 15 replies

4,5,8 are outstanding. But I like them all. Tongue in cheek and surrealism I like.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 20th comment
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: American gunman style!

Oh thanks. Just when I though I had finally got whoopem gangnam style out of my head.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 04:43 UTC

If you're going to go to all the trouble the result shouldn't look like a poorly photo-shopped composite.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 04:35 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Magnificent sharpening and noise control. I was surprised upon seeing the equipment exif. Nice all'round!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 7th comment
On The Other Side photo in Brev00's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Interesting! Your reflection caught me off guard while I was focusing on the rest of the image

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 05:24 UTC as 1st comment
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justmeMN: AF is for wimps. :-) My Pentax film camera didn't have no newfangled AF, and it worked just fine. :-)

Maybe the "something extra" will be a few manual focus enhancements. Such as available focusing screens with multi-point microprisms. Or audible focus confirmation while manually focusing coupled with auto shutter release upon focus acquisition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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LeitzKameraAktion: I'm intrigued Mr Iida doesn't rule out Fuji making a Monochrome X camera.
I'd DEFINITELY buy one - click the 'Like' button if you would too!

CLICK - THIS - LIKE - BUTTON
I will start

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 17:28 UTC

The body sponsoring the contest can put any restrictions and rules they please on the entries. They set the playing field and then invite participants to do their best while working within the boundaries.
I can't see why so many people have a problem with that.
Another body of photographers can create an entirely different contest with different rules or even no rules. Pick the contest you want to work within and go with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 04:44 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Disqualified: 4-6-9-10. These are Landscapes.
"Garden" to me implies areas with plants that have been collected and maintained.
#8 is creative genius. Classic composition and subjective tools cleverly applied.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 17:09 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Very nice image quality at first glance. The lens seems to stand up in the hands of a creative and thoughtful photographer. Thanks to Samuel for the extra effort he gave to show how the lens would perform if it's used by a landscape photographer's eye.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 05:11 UTC as 19th comment
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